Bleacher Report – Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford, announced on Wednesday that she will be having surgery to remove a brain tumor.
The tumor was discovered after the Lions’ team doctor recommended an MRI following several instances of vertigo.
She wrote in an Instagram post that over the past year,
“Things that I had been doing my entire life were now, all of a sudden, difficult.”
The vertigo began in January, and she went for further testing when the dizzy spells continued:
“A few days later we were hit with the results. I had a tumor sitting on some of my cranial nerves. The medical term they used was an acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma. All I heard was brain tumor and that they had to do surgery to take it out. So that is what we are going to do and we believe we found the best doctor to do it.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t completely terrified of brain surgery. I am. I am terrified of them opening my head, I’m terrified of losing my hearing, I’m terrified of losing facial function … I am telling y’all this to ask for prayers and support.”
The Staffords have three children. Read more.
At the University of Georgia, Matt Stafford met cheerleader Kelly Hall, the sister of former NFL player Chad Hall.
They were married on April 4, 2015. In November 2016, the couple announced they were expecting identical twin girls. The twins were born in 2017. Their third daughter was born in 2018.
On April 3, 2019 Kelly Stafford posted on Instagram, and asked for prayers, revealing she’s planning to undergo surgery for a recently diagnosed brain tumor.
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